It’s time for another Theme Thursday. This week’s theme is Vegetables.
This time around I’m just going to talk about vegetables straight up. No elaborate comedy idea. Sure, I could talk about how brussel sprouts are a delicious part of a vegan breakfast! I could go on and on about other wacky uses for vegetables. But not this time. Vegetables are wacky enough on their own.
First of all, people can’t even decide on whether a bunch of them are a vegetable or a fruit. Take the tomato for example. Biologically it is a fruit but a law was accidentally passed to define it as vegetable. What of the pumpkin? Technically it is a fruit too. But when speaking in terms of cuisine it can be either. Humans, we have to categorize and then we have to have exceptions.
But there are some weird ass vegetables out there. Take this strange Italian cauliflower…
I have a hard enough time liking some root down in the ground without imagining it as something else! But imagining vegetables as something else is a long standing tradition that is only getting bigger and bigger.
Take pumpkins. Pumpkins are the quintessential carved vegetable on the planet. They’ve come along way from your basic kid carvings too!